WD passport not working

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Belisti - Jan 17, 2017 at 03:47 AM
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- Jan 18, 2017 at 10:52 AM
Hello,

my wd passport not recognized I tried so many options but not working



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Jan 17, 2017 at 04:44 AM
Hello Belitsi,

Have you check if the hard disk works on different ports on your computer? If the PC has several USB ports, I recommend plugging it in each of them because, for example, the USB ports of the front panel of the PC may need updating of the drivers. Besides, I would like to know, have you connected the external hard drive on different computers with different operating systems recently? If you have the option, my advice is to try to test the external WD drive with our testing tool WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. It can be downloaded freely from our web site here: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=VvJfVb
I am also interested if the external HDD has additional power or receives the power by USB cable. I'd appreciate if you give me more details about that.
If you have the option, I recommend you go to the Control Panel> Computer Management> Disk Manager to tell me if the external drive is recognized and has a drive letter assigned to it. If it hasn't you must assign it manually. It would be good, if seen, to test it with a software made by it's manufacturer to check its S.M.A.R.T. Status. If you haven't done it till now, I would like to suggest you try to access it with an Ubuntu Live CD/USB.
If the hard drive is not seen, you can reboot your machine while the disk is plugged in and enter the BIOS menu to see if the system can recognize it a physical level. Can you hear the hard drive spinning while connected or everything is calm and does not feel any vibration when you touch the case? If you can't, the disk must be in a bad condition and you should take it to a data recovery company to extract the information.

Hope this helps.


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I tried all options and used software it shows 0mb,How I get my urgent data ? please assist ASAP !!
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I'm asking you again because of the issue is not solved
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Jan 18, 2017 at 10:52 AM
Hello BELISTI,

I´m sorry that the suggested solutions didn´t work for your case.
There are some data recovery programs that could do the job. You could search for them over the Internet. 
If they don't help you, then you could try to access the data using Linux Live USB / CD. Within the Ubuntu forum you can see the steps how to make a bootable flash. Once you have downloaded the .iso file, change the boot priority on the computer where the USB is placed. It is done through the BIOS and you must change the boot priority to be from USB ports and not the HDD. When it boots from the PC, you have to click on try option and not on the option to install the OS.
If that doesn´t help, I suggest you to contact someone of our authorized data recovery companies listed here: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=AudL4B

Good luck!
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